changing xp to chinese/mandarin



rick
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
how do I change a computer act in chinese/mandarin without formatting it?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Windows XP is written in specific language versions, therefore one
cannot change it from one language version to another. You'll need
to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP in the language version
you desire, reformat your drive and install it "clean".

Or if you have an available empty drive or partition, you can install
another "Full Version" of Windows XP in a different language version
and create a dual-boot configuration.

Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2820­89

Welcome to WorldLanguage.com!
http://www.worldlanguage.com/

A good third-party partitioning program is Partition Magic 8.
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"rick" wrote:

| how do I change a computer act in chinese/mandarin without formatting it?

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
You have to purchase the Chinese version.

Cannot Upgrade or Install a Different Language Version of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2820­89

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

But there is another way-With multiple languages and keyboards/Input
Method Editors (IMEs) installed on your computer, you can compose
documents that contain more than one language. Any recipients of
multilingual documents must also have the same languages installed on
their computers to read or edit the documents.

see:-http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/user/xpintlsupp.mspx

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

rick wrote:

> how do I change a computer act in chinese/mandarin without formatting it?


changing xp to chinese/mandarin